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Snowd. I have done all my washing. Betsy did ye hous work & helpt me wash ye Buttery & kitchen. Son Lambd here, his famely well. at home.
2 3


Snowd & raind. we have put a Leach for Soap. Betsy washt the Nh room. Son Lambd here, and 3 of his Childn. at home.
3 4


Sons Pollard, Lambd, Jona, mr Gill and their wives Came here on A visit. my own Dagts tarrie here all night, mr Gill & his wife at my sons. Son Pollard at mr Lambds. we made a kettle of Soap []. at home. my Childn all here. I had the Collic.
4 5


Cloudy, Snowd at Evng. mr Ballard, my Self and Childn, Except Cyrus, Dind at Son Jonas. he has Seen 39 years ys day. at my Sons, had ye Collic pain again.
5 6


Clear and Cooler. Son Ephm Sett out to wait on his Sisters & Jon as wife to Son Towns. I have been at home, finisht makeing a Barril of Soap, have had a turn of ye Collic. at home. Ephm went to Son Towns.
6 7


Snowd & raind. I have been about Soap works, feel fatagued. I have had the Collic pa in. at home.
7 1


Cloudy, Cold & windy. mr Ballard & Cyrus went to meeting. I have felt the Collic again ys Day. Hitty Pierce, Hannah, Sally & Ephm Dind here. my Childn returnd from Son Towns, all well there Except Lucy, who is very low. Jona and wife Came here after Shee Came home. I have had ye Collic pain ys day. at home. my Childn returnd from Winslow.
8 2


raind. I have been at home about my Soap. at home.
9 3


Clear. I have been at home makeing Soap. at home.
10 4


Snowd. Betsy Church went to mr Wm Pitts. I finisht my Soap, feel very unfit to do my work. at home.
11 5


Clear. I washt ye N room and did my olher wk. at home.
12 6


Cloudy & some Snow. I have been very unwell. mrs Farewell Calld here. I had a very Sick night, was Put in bed by my husband & Cyrus and Lay in my Cloaths. at home, very Sick at night.
13 7


Cloudy & Snowd. Dagt Ballard Came and got me Some breakfast. I feel very feeble. mrs Pattin Came to See me, informd me mrs Cain was dead. at home, feeble. Dagt Bald & mrs Pattin here.
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